MOUD

Vermont Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Sites, Along With the Harm Reduction He Claims to Support

On June 7, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed House Bill 728, which would have created an Overdose Prevention Site…

June 17, 2022

CO Fentanyl Bill Would Fund—But Not Require—MOUD in County Jails

On April 13, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to re-impose felony penalties on fentanyl—and by extension, any…

April 14, 2022

There Has to Be a Better Way to Free Methadone

I had a gut feeling there would be gaslighting, but I didn’t think it would start the minute Dr. Alan…

March 9, 2022

Hochul Signs Long-Awaited Bill Removing MOUD Barriers for New Yorkers on Medicaid

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that removed prior authorization for people on Medicaid to access medication for opioid…

December 24, 2021

NY Gov. Hochul Signs Bills to Decriminalize Syringes, Guarantee OUD Meds in Prisons

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, appointed in August, has already done more for harm reduction than her disgraced predecessor Andrew…

October 8, 2021

New York’s Harm Reduction Victories in the 2021 Legislative Session

[This story is published in partnership with New York Focus, an independent, investigative news site covering New York state and city…

July 13, 2021

We Must Address the Overdose Crisis With the Same Focus as COVID-19

The United States is simultaneously experiencing two devastating public health crises—the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose epidemic. As the rates…

June 21, 2021

NY Assembly Passes Bill Ensuring Prisoners Access to Methadone, Bupe

New York made history on May 26 by passing legislation that will ensure people incarcerated within the state have access…

May 28, 2021

Salvation Army Faces Lawsuit for Bupe Discrimination in Its Rehabs

On May 18, Justice Catalyst Law announced a federal lawsuit against the Salvation Army on behalf of Mark Tassinari, who…

May 26, 2021

Harm Reduction Deserts: When Services Are Miles or Hours Away

Between stigma and bureaucratic challenges, accessing methadone and other medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) can be an uphill battle…

May 26, 2021